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  • Short Summary

    Motorcycle hill climbing speed contest in California.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Hill climbing extraordinary. America's most daring motorcycle riders compete for speed record up gradient of 1 in 3".

    California, United States of America (USA).

    Panning M/S follows a motorcyclists as he drives very fast (with no crash helmet) up steep slope. The motorcyclist gets stuck as he reaches the brow of the hill, the back wheel of his bike kicks up lots of dust. Various panning shots follow more motorcyclists as they compete to race up steep slope in fastest time.

    L/S, taken from bottom of hill of motorcyclist attempting climb. A track is marked on hillside with white paint. A sizeable crowd watch from bottom of hill. M/S of motorcyclist reaching top; his bike does a wheelie and he falls off the back. Panning L/S of another unsuccessful attempt.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    646.01
    Media URN:
    26203
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:01:26:00
    Canister:
    G 1339

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